- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1883 Santa Fe County New Mexico Map. Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional's choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1883 Santa Fe County Vintage Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Published during the so-called Railroad Era, this topographical map of Santa Fe shows the iconic American city in a period of significant growth, transformation, and progress. Santa Fe became State Capital when New Mexico finally achieved statehood in 1912. The late-nineteenth-century saw growth throughout the Southwest as rail lines were established and cities grew around these hubs. Santa Fe would become important as a center for arts and culture. Noted American painter Georgia O'Keeffe called Santa Fe her winter home throughout her career.
Topographical maps served as essential tools for engineers, surveyors, and residents looking to establish towns and communities. As new residents relocated to Santa Fe, this map serves as a critical link between the past and present. While the region would remain sparsely populated during the nineteenth century due to its arid terrain, it would receive a population boom in the early parts of the twentieth century and maintain a reputation as a winter destination for Americans from the Northeast.
Santa Fe was established first under Spanish rule, and the city is known for its unique architecture, which is informed by Spanish And Indigenous American influences, including the widespread use of Adobe. The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad increased access to Santa Fe and nearby Taos in 1886 and allowed the cities to flourish as havens for artists and writers. The unique blend of Spanish, American, and Indigenous Americans created a distinct culture in Santa Fe, and this is an authentic piece of cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.